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Evidence confimed they were spouses

Andrew represented a bereaved woman whose relationship status with respect to a deceased man was challenged by the deceased’s family: they said that she was not his common law spouse, citing that she had a home in a different city, had been seeing the deceased only informally for a relatively short period of time, and that their many electronic communications indicated that the pair did not consider themselves as spouses and were not living together as spouses.  Against that, we were able to provide evidence of their relationship that indicated that the pair did consider themselves as spouses and would be found as such by law.  We were able to settle the matter on behalf of our client, receiving an award of approximately 50% of the estate.

 

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